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take the forecast into the weekend when i come back in just a few minutes. >> good morning. a nice commute. one problem in the city. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. monument street is closed near patterson park. the sinkhole repairs. looking good. 59 on the north side through the towson region. moving well on the 83's. 63 as you make your way down towards edmondson. eastbound 700 looking good. five minutes on southbound 95 from the 895 split down towards the fort mchenry. 10 minutes to go south down towards 32. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 70 west of the beltway. east and westbound out looking good at the moment. this is near dulaney valley. the north side is running
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smoothly. no signs of a beginning of a delay. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the man accused of killing phylicia barnes is set to go on trial today. kim dacey is live with a preview. good morning. >> michael johnson is the ex- boyfriend of phylicia's sister. she was staying in baltimore when she disappeared in december of 2010. months later her body was found in the susquehanna river. an autopsy determined she died of asphyxiation. prosecutors say johnson killed phylicia and then used a gallon tub to move the body. johnson pleaded not guilty to the charge. phylicia's family members
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believe police doctorate man. >> we are glad that there will bring charges. >> there is no physical evidence that corroborates that. the lenox was intact. there was no indication of trauma to the physical person. therefore it was pretty much be ruled out circumstance. i think it would've been more appropriate to be to determine. >> the trial is set to begin at 11:00 a.m. this morning. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a special session continues in annapolis today. the state senate voted in expansion of gambling on friday. that would allow table games at all of the state's casinos. also, the addition of a sixth casino. a key part of the bill
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decreases' tax rates for casinos. you can see how your senator voted on our website, wbaltv.com. just like that, at it is over. the london olympic games last night came to a close. it was an incredible two weeks 14 usa and for athletes around the world. tracie potts has a look back at some of the memorable moments. >> the third time was a charm for merry old england. the olympics came to a close on sunday night. despite the sonic pomp and circumstance, these games will be remembered for their heroes. >> no one has won more.
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>> michael phelps placed himself on top of mount olympus whitmore anyone in history. usain bolt, the fastest man title. >> i came here to become a legend. >> there were young lions nipping at greatness. still waiting their turn. for the queens of the court on beach volleyball, these games were a carnation and an abdication of the throne. >> it is a big deal. it creches me a little bit. -- it crushes me. >> london played host to a jubilee. >> i have been pretty much
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walking up and down all over the place. >> reveling in the majesty of sport. the home team rose to the occasion. >> the best feeling in the world. >> the difference between victory and triumph. >the rain d not disrupt much. this for champions. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> for a complete wrapup of the olympic games, go to our website,. there you'll see images of the games and memorable tweets.
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that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. will you remember most about the 2012 london olympics? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook pageor amad t watercooler@wbaltv.com. 67 degrees on tv hill. the campaign trail is all set after mitt romney chooses his running mate. gabrielle giffords comes back home. this is the beltway at wilkens avenue. more on weather and traffic when we come back. >> live, local, late-breaking. you're watching wbal-tv 11 news today with stan stovall and with traffic pulse 11. ♪
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>> welcome back. 74 degrees downtown. it is comfortable. dew points in the upper 50's and low 60's. that is a. 66 in ndallstown. a mixture of sun and clouds. mostly sunny. high temperatures in the upper 80's. it will be a little warm. it will not feel so bad with the low humidity. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes
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. >> members of the late sikh temple in wisconsin wash away bad memories of a shooting last week with a cleansing ceremony. this was the first time many worshipers return to the temple after a gunman opened fire killing one man and five women. gabrielle giffords is back home 19 months after she was shot in the head in tucson. she and her husband purchased a new home in june. she has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation. the shooting happened in january, 2011. as others were killed. jared lee loughner pleaded guilty -- six others were
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killed. president obama travel to iowa where he will begin a three day bus tour. mitt romney and paul ryan go their separate ways after a big weekend together. 5:11. 67 degrees on tv hill. if you are still waiting to take the last minute summer vacation, you may still be in lockuck. >> we're checking on the area >> we're checking on the area
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>> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a nice start on this monday morning. we have closures in the city. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. monument street is closed near patterson park. other than that, looking very good. 62 traveling through the towson region on the north side. moving well on the west side, 61 miles per hour. 70 are looking good it just prior to the beltway. 95 in pretty good shape in howard county. here's a quick, live look at traffic. an update on 70 west of the beltway. traffic moving pretty well. we have some problems on 70 at frederick county in hancock.
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eastbound 7 it is shut down because of an accident. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is dulaney valley. -- eastbound 70 is shutdown because of an accident. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> we're looking at if you bust delays. the 36 and 40 buses are operating with a delight -- will looking at a few bus delays. 35 thus diverting at monument and patterson park. metro subway is on time. -- 35 bus diverting at monument and patterson park. >> good morning. we're off to a nice start. a great close to the weekend yesterday. 66 at the airport.
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66 at rising sun. the dew points -- upper 50's and low 60's. it is a little more humid south and east of baltimore. a very comfortable start for us this morning. a few high, thin clouds on the satellite. a beautiful crescent moon. that is venus below the crescent moon. there is a system coming at us from the west that is producing some showers and thunderstorms east of st. louis and moving into indiana. there are a series of systems that will come through during the middle of the week. this will zip over towards the east and the clouds will thicken up and we will have a chance for rain tomorrow. a mixture of sun and clouds. mostly sunny.
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high temperature between 85 and 90 degrees. it should be comfortable if you're taking the boat out tonight. tonight, partly cloudy skies. temperatures will be comfortable. 60's in the suburbs. the seven-day forecast -- the chance for rain increases tomorrow. maybe even into early wednesday morning. most of wednesday and thursday it look nice with temperatures in the mid to upper 80's before another system moves in with scattered thunderstorms on friday and saturday. >> tax-free week is officially underway here in maryland. you'll not have to pay maryland's 6% sales tax on shoes and clothing under $100 per item.
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more information on our website, wbaltv.com. if you are waiting to take the summer vacation, york procrastination may pay off. you may want to go before august is over because september can be risky month for hurricanes. it is hard to imagine anyone would be interested in trying to grow something right now. now is nearly the perfect time for planting. >> david is getting a jump on getting young cabbage plants in the ground. >> it is a big heart had cabbage. remain lettuce -- romaine lettuce. >> it is time to start a fall
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garden. >> lettuce, spinach, beets. >> seed is the most economical way. >> in the fall, there is last heat and if your bugs. and the payoff can be impressive. if you plant things now, you will be able to serve them at thanksgiving. most garden centers have fall planting guides. they applied to the calder, northern states -- they apply to the colder, northern states. growing your own in a fall garden looks mighty enticing.
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chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news. >> do you want to decorate your dorm room or house with pieces from the olympic villages? now is your chance. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning, jane. >> after buying out motorola mobility, sources tell us that google is shutting down about a third of its the silly. about 20% of their work force will be out of work. google has let go about 40% of the vice presidents. whoever is president after the 2020 election, may get a new air force one jetliner. there will buy a replacement airplane for use a decade for now.
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futures this morning are a little lower. we did see a higher day on friday. talk about the ultimate back-to- school shopping spree. we have close the books on the 2012 summer olympics. now is your chance to get pieces of the olympic village. everything from athletes bedroom sets on sale at their sites. you may be able to buy it bedframe that michael phelps slept on, 150 bucks. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> e-readers cannot get a deal at barnes and nobles? >> if you want a nook e-reader,
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they just got cheaper. and where you can fill your gas tank for free this week. >> we love free. thank you, jane. you could soon be paying a new tax if you drive into washington, d.c. don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what will you remember most about the 2012 london olympics? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> there could be an extra tax you have to pay if you commute to boston, d.c., every day. it would be a new commuter tax.
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elijah cummings says he is strongly against the tax. the tax could generate more than a billion dollars in revenue each year. bge is not on the a agenda for the special session. a resolution for b.g.e. to appear. the council want to discuss the longer and outages in north baltimore. meantime, there will be a public comment hearing tonight at 7 in the legislative services building in annapolis. 5:25. coming up in our next half-hour -- >> the murder trial for phylicia barnes gets underway today. >> paul ryan makes his first
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solo campaign stop as the vice presidential candidate. jackson with that, next. >> a couple of the new accidents. there is one all along his route he 10 and another in churchville. >> we do have some rain
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning, everybody. i am stan stovall. >> i am lisa robinson in fort mindy.
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thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> it was a nice close to the weekend yesterday. the key is the dew points. upper 50's and low 60's. a mixture of sun and clouds. it will be a nice one. 88 and without the humidity it will not feel so bad. we do have some rain in the seven-day forecast. theet's give you a look at problems we are tracking. northbound route 10, we have an accident in the northbound direction. watch for possible delays. there are some closures in the city. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. monument street is closed near patterson park. 62 on the north side. up to speak at edmondson. one more problem in harford county. glen villa road a route 22, just
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getting word of an accident -- glenn vville road. this is 70 west of the beltway. further west in the eastbound direction of 70, all lanes are closed on main street in hancock. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is dulaney on the north side. so far so good as you travel over towards the 83's this morning. >> this week all four players in the race for the white house are set to hit the campaign trail. >> hallie jackson joins us live with our report. good morning. >> good morning. fewer than 200 miles will separate the new vice
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presidential candidate from president obama as both head to iowa. a warm welcome home for a wisconsin son. paul ryan is now the vice- presidential pick. >> this state is so special. >> laying out their vision for america. >> this nation will come roaring back. >> mitt romney hopes his campaign. they lost some ground to president obama. >> our economy will begin a compaq. >> democrats are on the attack. >a new ad hammers ryan. it calls for trillions of dollars in spending cuts. mitt romney said he is running on his own budget proposal. >>e is an articular spokesman.
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but it is a vision that i disagree with. >> as for voters dodge republicans are pretty happy with it. >> i will do some research on him but it will not change my vote. >> she is not the only one that may be doing some research. 40% of voters have never heard of paul ryan. 16% are not sure what to make of him. >> any boost in fundraising on either side? >> both sides are using this announcement to fire supporters to raise more money. mitt romney's spokesperson announced the campaign has raked in $5 million since saturday morning. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the phylicia barnes murder
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trial is scheduled to begin today. michael johnson pleaded not guilty to the charges. kim dacey is live downtown with a preview. >> michael johnson is phylicia johnson's sister's ex-boyfriend. they are anxious to see him brought to justice. phylicia barnes men missing in december of 2010 while she was visiting her sister in baltimore. her body was found months later floating in the susquehanna river. the cause of death was ruled association. johnson was charged with first- degree murder in the case. >> i would hope that he would do the right thing. if it was him, tell the truth. tell the truth and give phylicia's family some type of closure. >> johnson pleaded not guilty to the charge.
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prosecutors say johnson killed phylicia and then used a 35- gallon tub to move the body. >> justice prevailed pretty much right now. we are glad that the state's attorney bring charges to michael johnson. >> defense lawyers believe prosecutors rush to judgment. >> there is absolutely no physical evidence to, in my opinion, that corroborates that. the bone was intact. the larnyx was intact. there was no indications of trauma or injury to the physical person. therefore it was pretty much just a ruled-out circumstance. i think it would've probably would have been more appropriate to be an undetermined. >> the trial is set to to begin at 11:00 a.m. this morning. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> two man were shot in
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baltimore last week. the shootings happened early on friday morning on east chase streets. anyone with information should contact metro crime stoppers at 1-866-7-lockup. >> a man was shot during a cookout in baltimore county. the victim got into an argument before being shot several times. he was rushed to an area hospital and is listed in critical condition. >> 5:35. a daily aspirin seems to save lives. >> a spoonful of honey wants to take medicine's place. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what will you remember most about the 2012 london olympics? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
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watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> most of the major roadways are looking good. two problems of note. we will update you on those, coming up. >> live, local, late-breaking. you're watching wbal-tv 11 news today with stan stovall and mindy basara, double-team insta-weather plus with tony pann and ava marie, and sarah caldwell with traffic pulse 11. wbal-tv 11 news today continues in a moment.
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60's. 6866 at the airport. a mixture of sun and clouds. mostly sunny. high temperature this afternoon in the upper 80's. a couple of degrees above average. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> taking a daily aspirin may reduce deaths caused by cancer. >> researchers reviewed data on more than 100,000 men and women who were taking aspirin. experts say you should talk to dr. about the benefits and risks of a daily aspirin.
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skipping the medicine for treating a bad cough may work best. >> honey should be your go to treatment. all the kids felt better by the second night. those given the honey cost less frequently and got more sleep. over-the-counter cough medicine is not recommended for children under the age of 6. >> the ravens hold their last public training camp practice. keith mills will have the latest. >> ava marie live in a restaurant in towson. >> tony says we're in for a pretty calm weather day. pretty calm weather day.
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>> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we start movenorthbound on route 10. there is an accident. a disabled vehicle on southbound 95 in the joppa region. route 22, be careful because of some closures. closures are in effect in the city. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. monument street is closed near patterson park. let's give you a live view of traffic. 95 at mountain road. southbound traffic has not been impacted and moving well down towards the fort mchenry. here's a quick, live look at traffic. 83 at timonium road. so far so good down to the
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beltway appeared the j.f.x. moving well into town. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> if you delays on the marc trains. on the brunswick line, 970 is 5 to 10 minutes late. metro subway on time. the 23 bus with a diversion at edmondson. a diversion at monument and patterson park. perversions around the sinkhole at light street and lombard. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we do have some rain in the forecast. first we say good morning to ava marie. she is finding some good food today. >> good morning. it is about time i got some
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food. we're live at the towson tavern. they are participating in baltimore county restaurant week. i'm here with the general manager. this is the first time that you participated in restaurant week. >> we began on friday with our dinner menu. business was booming. the whole community, to experience what restaurant week is about. >> it encourages people to get out and try something new. >> it is an opportunity for diners that may live in the city and did not have the chance to come out to the county to experience the restaurants at such a great value. >> these are some of the entrees you are serving during restaurant week.
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>> this is our short rib served over asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. this is our grilled atlantic salmon with shaved red onion. >> these will be going for $30.12. you also get the appetizer and the desesert. >> we have our seasonal green salad and a strawberry vinaigrette. and also our tavern tops. >> this looks amazing. i wish we had smell-o-vision. it is a comforting feel. >> we were looking for an opportunity with something that is a blow more upscale than it ecologists seen --
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>> it is cozy. we celebrate baltimore county restaurant week. many restaurants in towson, you can go to baltimorecounty restaurantweek.com. >> what is a pork lollipop? >> you will have to keep your appetite. >> stay attuned if you want to know what a pork lollipos is? you thought that, too, right? >> porkchop on a stick. >> the key to the comfort is the
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dew points. upper 50's and low 60's. it gets ill little stickier -- it gets a little stickier over the lower eastern shore counties. mostly sunny today. a system is producing showers and thunderstorms and moving into indiana at that will visit us tomorrow. there is a series of the storms that this stacked up off the northwest. high pressure will block that from coming in in the short term. mostly sunny and a few clouds will come in. comfortable humidity. high temperature between 85 and 90 days. -- degrees. it should be a good day to take the boat out. a chance for a few showers and
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thunderstorms tomorrow. it will clear up during the middle of the week. mid to upper 80's. another system comes in for the beginning of next weekend with some scattered showers and thunderstorms on friday and saturday. >> 66 degrees on tv hill. the orioles have a big weekend from her next big star. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck. good morning! wow.
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>> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what will you remember most about the 2012 london olympics? >> keep sending us those
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responses. we will read more of your responses in the next hour and post all of them on the front page of our website, wbaltv.com. >> good morning. the weekend began with manny machado getting the call to come up to baltimore to join the orioles. it ended with him hitting three home runs, a double, a triple, and he scored five runs and drove in five. the orioles beat the royals to weren't a split of their series. why did he have to come up this weekend? second inning, bruce chen to manny. it was reviewed and called2 a a home run.- nick markakis hits number 13. that matches manny machado's uniform number.
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mark reynolds comes up big at the bat. adam jones comes around third. that would be the game-winner. tommy hunter starts and the bullpen comes a big. the center fielder makes the defensive play of the game. 5-3, the orioles win and remain in control of one of the two wild-card spots. nate is a former all-star with the pirates. the ravens were welcome to annapolis. steve bisciotti on hand for the practice as was dennis pitta and ed dickson playing some one- handed catch. they that are both out with injuries. joe flacco to laquan williams.
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the team back in owings mills today. tyrod taylor launches 1 d. the second preseason game is friday night at home against the lions. tiger woods, 72, slips out of contention. rory mcilroy puts it away with the final birdie. at is his second major. i had a chance to talk with john harbaugh and comments on robert clark. they were high school teammates in michigan. they met before the game. it was pretty cool. >> thank you. >> the flags are down and the summer olympic games are on hold
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for the next four years. we will look at the memel moments from london -- we will look at the memorable moments from london. there is nothing easy about playing golf in a major turnaround. a cross wind turned 80 shot into it manhunt. you know what i'm talking about. >> things will be comfortable for the next couple of days. we have some rain in the next seven days. >> we are tracking several accidents.
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